SEASON 2 EPISODE 21. (43)
"The Day the World Wept"
February 9 1960.
** Spoiler Alert **
SYNOPSIS: One Step Beyond offers an examination of the psychic phenomena surrounding the
assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Even as the beloved President has troubling dreams of his own death,
people all around America become subconsciously aware that a tragedy is occurring. A printer in east
Pennsylvania, for instance, hammers out an assassination headline hours before the event.
COMMENTARY: The series occasionally forsakes the personal story of a single man or woman trapped
in a psychic crisis to dramatize a story with a much larger scope and impact. This episode is of that epic
scale, spinning a story of psychic phenomena around the assassination of an adored historical figure . . .
For full episode commentary . . . plus cast credits, series production details,
cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
"An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":